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Friday, August 31st, 2012

Space-tech cameras may help spot wildfires

Rebecca Bell-Meterau couldn’t wait to move into her new home in San Marcos. Trees, trails and natural beauty promised peace and relaxation. But then the Texas State Forest Service marked her neighborhood as a high-risk area for wildfires. Now, she says, the peace is gone.

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Photos: Post Road fire fought by air

A wildfire broke out off Post Road between San Marcos and Kyle Saturday afternoon, burning 10-12 acres at last report.

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Post Road fire about 50 percent contained

A fire that has consumed 10-12 acres north of San Marcos is about 50 percent contained, a Hays County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said shortly before 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Firefighters battle blaze off Post Road in San Marcos

Firefighters are battling a wildfire off Post Road in northern San Marcos. The city's emergency command center has been activated and crews are fighting the fire on the ground and by air. This photo was taken from...